Idaho County Free Press
Thursday, October 17, 1946
JOHN C. CASH, COUNTY PIONEER IS CALLED
John C. Cash, 86, pioneer resident of Idaho County passed away
early Tuesday at the General hospital after a lingering illness.
He was born March 6, 1860 at the farm home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph,
near Mt. Vernon, Indiana. There he grew to manhood and on February 20, 1887, he
was married to Miss Eliza Ellen Bottomley. They came west by train the following
year to Riparia and on to Grangeville by stage coach. After farming near
Grangeville a short time, they took a homestead in the Tolo lake section. In
1923, they sold the homestead and bought a farm near Grangeville which they
operated until two years ago when they moved into town.
Mr. and Mrs. Cash would have observed their sixtieth wedding anniversary next
In addition to his widow, he is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Emily Harris,
Grangeville; three sons, Walter and Manford, Grangeville and Guy of Pollock;
also 17 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Three daughters and one son
preceded their father in death.
Funeral services will be held this (Thursday) afternoon at 2:00 at the Hancock
Chapel with the Rev. R.H. Burke of the Baptist Church officiating. Hymns will be
sung by Mrs. Wayne Fanning and Mrs. Esther Pearson with Marie Green accompanying
on the organ. Pallbearers will be William Stillwell, Dave Pugh, H.E. Patton,
J.C. Cravens, Frank Howard and Jake Eimers. Burial will be in Prairie View
Submitted by Chris